Ph.D. M.Sc. B.Sc. (Hons.) Univ. Sydney
Place of Birth: Katoomba NSW Australia
Matriculated from Katoomba High School as Dux.
1974: Bachelor of Science (Honours in Pure Mathematics) University of Sydney. Honours thesis in Pure Mathematics on Russell's Paradox constructs the predicate calculus in a category with finite products.
1975: Master of Science (Pure Mathematics) University of Sydney. Thesis on the theory of monads, a theory of mathematical theories that conceptualizes the universal nature of certain constructions in mathematics.
1984: Doctor of Philosophy (Philosophy) University of Sydney. The doctoral dissertation, published in Copenhagen in 1984, is a philosophical reading of Marx's critique of political economy, as the basis of a phenomenological theory of the bourgeois form of society. It deals also with foundational questions in economics, especially the theory of money.
B.Sc. (Hons.) and M.Sc. course of study at Sydney University with major
1973-77: Employed as mathematician by Legal & General (actuarial trainee), University of Sydney (tutor), NSW Dept. of Agriculture (mathematical statistician).
1975-78: Undergraduate philosophy at Sydney University (M.A. Preliminary), graduated with First Class Honours
1978-1984: Graduate study in philosophy at Sydney University, with a stay at Constance University, Germany 1980-81
1982: Move from Sydney to settle in Constance
1984-1992: Start of freelance translation work, along with teaching activities in Constance, Munich, Zurich, Witten-Herdecke
1993: Move to Cologne, Germany. Self-employed as translator. Continuation of philosophical work. For some recent publications, please look up the artefact inventory.
2011-2013: Engaged as phenomenological ethicist in the project A Culture of Privacy and Trust for the Internet of acatech, the National Academy of Science and Engineering, Berlin.
|Prizes Awarded and Scholarships Held:
1969: Andreas Medal for Dux of Katoomba High School
1970: Horner Exhibition for Mathematics (Sydney University)
1975: G.S. Caird Scholarship for Philosophy (Sydney University)
1976: Lithgow Scholarship for Philosophy (Sydney University)
1970-1973: Scholarship of the Australian Federal Repatriation Department
1974: Commonwealth Postgraduate Scholarship
1978-1979, 1982-1984: Sydney University Research Scholarship
1980-1981: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (German Academic Exchange Service) Scholarship to Universität Konstanz